Detail View: The AMICA Library: Battledore and Shuttlecock

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1926.1877
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Paintings
Creator Name: 
Settei, Tsukioka
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Dates/Places: 
Japanese; 1710-1786 Asia,East Asia,Japan
Creator Name-CRT: 
Tsukioka Settei
Title: 
Battledore and Shuttlecock
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
full view
Creation Date: 
Edo period, late Meiwa era, c. 1769-1772
Creation Start Date: 
1769
Creation End Date: 
1772
Materials and Techniques: 
Hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold on silk
Classification Term: 
Hanging Scroll
Subject Description: 
Painting on silk representing a New Year's party of battledore & shuttlecock at sunrise. Five girls are seen playing before an open doorway decorated on either side with Kadomatsu, 'pine of the doorway'. Above the door is a typical New Year's decoration made up of fern leaves, yuzuri leaves, a lobster & a peach, all emblematical of long life & good fortune. A girl in black kimono with delicate vine design in gold & fan designs in colors, holds a gilded battledore as does her companion in gray with green obi. A third girl in violet, blue & white kimono with cloud designs adjusts the feathers of a shuttlecock. The two smaller girls wear green and red kimono
Creation Place: 
Asia,East Asia,Japan
Dimensions: 
124.4 x 50.1 cm. Height: mount 81 1/2" Height, ptg. 49" Width: mount 24 5/8" Width. ptg. 19 3/4"
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1926.1877
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne
Inscriptions: 
Signed: Hojo Tsukioka Settei dzu hitsu with two seals in red
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E36110.TIF